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“100 Years of American History” Coming to South Suburban College March 24 and 27

SOUTH HOLLAND — A three-hour seminar touring through Illinois community colleges that recounts the past 100 years of American history in news photos and Hollywood film clips will be presented by the Continuing Education department of South Suburban College at its Oak Forest campus March 24, and at the main campus in South Holland March …

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SSC Men’s Basketball Wins the NJCAA Region IV-District 4 Championship Game!

Several Bulldogs receive post-season awards. SOUTH HOLLAND — The SSC Men’s Basketball Team defeated Morton College 76-67 on Saturday to win the NJCAA Region IV-District 4 Championship Game. They will play in the NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament in Danville, IL. The tournament runs from March 20-24, 2018. The Bulldogs are currently 28-5 on …

South Suburban College Celebrates Student Appreciation Week

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– Lots of exciting things took place at South Suburban College for Student Appreciation Week, including a contest to name our school mascot, the bulldog. Free t-shirt were given out, and Legacy Barber College provided free haircuts while TRENZ Beauty School offered free manicures. “We wanted to show our incredible student body that …

South Suburban College Kicks Off Women’s History Month with Free One Woman Stage Act (Harriet Tubman)

SOUTH HOLLAND – South Suburban College kicked off Women’s History Month with a free one-woman stage act about Harriet Tubman on Thursday, March 1, 2018 in the Kindig Performing Arts Center at 11:00 a.m. Veteran actress, vocalist, director, and playwright Cynthia Maddox wowed the crowd that included students from elementary, high school, and college as …

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2018 Chicago Women’s Conference & Expo Coming to SSC on March 16

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) proudly announces Felicia Houston as the Keynote Speaker for the 2018 Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 16, located at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois. Ms. Houston is the current President of the Professional Women’s Network and is passionate about inspiring and empowering women …

Playwright Wesley Perkins Returns to South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The SSC Playhouse announces the return of alumnus Wesley Perkins in a very different role. “Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep” is Perkins’ first full-length comedy and is also the first play written by a former student to be performed at the college under the direction of South Suburban College’s Theatre Program Coordinator …

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Breakfast with BCI Workshop Presents – Crucial Conversations: The Crisis of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled Crucial Conversations: The Crisis of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., with check-in and continental breakfast to begin at 8:15 a.m. This workshop will be …

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Seeking Star Awards Nominations for the Chicago Women’s Conference at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is seeking nominations for The Star Awards, which will be presented at the 10th Annual Chicago Women’s Conference being held at South Suburban College on Friday, March 16. The two awards recognize women for their outstanding leadership in business, community activities and/or education and their encouragement of others …

Photo Exhibit: Chicago Freedom Movement of 1965-66

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act of 1968, South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life, along with the South Suburban Housing Center, will be presenting an exhibit of photographs by Bernard J. Kleina entitled “The Chicago Freedom Movement 1965-1966” from January 15-24 in the college’s first …

Open Auditions Called for Comedy “Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep!” at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The SSC Playhouse announces open auditions for its 2018 world-premiere of the hilarious down-home comedy, “Happy Birthday, Henry Snikrep!” written by Markham native, Wesley Perkins, on Thursday, February 1st from 4 – 8 pm and Saturday, February 3rd from 12 – 3 pm in the Kindig Performing Arts Center of South …

Rapunzel and the Frog Prince at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Children’s Theatre Company of South Suburban College presents Rapunzel and the Frog Prince, a uniquely comical mashup that cleverly blends the two Grimm tales into one story. Playwright Michele L. Vacca and director Ellie Shunko team up once again to turn fairy tales upside down for a spirited adventure for …

Paralegal Program Open House Coming to Oak Forest

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College will be hosting an Open House for its Paralegal Program on Saturday, January 6, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at the college’s Oak Forest Center in Room 5190. Information will be provided about SSC’s Paralegal/Legal Assistant curriculum, including the Associate Degree and certificate programs. In addition, …

SSC Bulldog’s Baseball Program Hosting Catching Camp December 26 and 27

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich will be directing a two-day Catching Camp on Tuesday, December 26th and Wednesday, December 27th from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Coach Ruzich has directed youth camps for the past 32 years and has taught baseball skills at many other baseball camps throughout …

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South Suburban College Dedicates 90-Year Anniversary Display

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL– South Suburban College hosted a dedication ceremony for the new College History Wall and Display on Thursday, November 9, 2017 in the atrium of the College’s Main Campus. The display features photos and memorabilia from the college’s 90-year history. Many students, faculty, staff and administrators joined us in honoring the institution that …

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Veterans Event Held at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College paid homage and showed its gratitude for all veterans by hosting their annual, “Veterans Appreciation Day” event in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 7, 2017. The program opened with music major and second year SSC student Amy Watson, who sang a beautiful accapella rendition of …

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Business & Career Institute to Offer Free ISO Workshop in Oak Forest

OAK FOREST, IL – The Business & Career Institute (BCI) of South Suburban College (SSC) will offer another workshop in their Hot Topics on the Go sequence entitled “ISO: The Clock is Ticking,” geared to provide information regarding ISO revisions. Where are you in your ISO Updates? Come to this workshop to learn if you …

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South Suburban College Continuing Education Classes are Starting Soon

SOUTH HOLLAND – It’s not too late to get registered for classes at South Suburban College. SSC’s Office of Continuing Education offers a variety of noncredit courses throughout the fall semester, with Registration open right up to the start of class. With the wide-variety of start dates, class times, course lengths and offerings, students have …

SSC Foundation Annual Scholarship Donor Drive Seeks Year-End Tax Deductible Gifts For Local College Students

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Foundation (SSCF) is seeking year-end gifts from those who wish to help make a difference in the lives of local college students in need of financial assistance. The SSCF Scholarship Donor Drive will continue through the end of the year, providing both a charitable gift opportunity and …

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South Suburban College Scriblerian Wins Major Awards

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College literary and art magazine The Scriblerian has won three major awards from the American Scholastic Press Association. Scoring 960 out of a possible 1000 points, judged on content coverage, organization, design, presentation, and creativity. The magazine received a First Place with Special Merit award, with the judges …

Paralegal Program Open House Coming to SSC’s Oak Forest Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College will be hosting an Open House for its Paralegal Program on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., at their Oak Forest Center in Room 5190. Information will be provided about SSC’s Paralegal/Legal Assistant curriculum, including the Associate Degree and certificate programs. In addition, former …

D.A.C.A Rally Held at South Suburban College

D.A.C.A Rally Held at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On Wednesday, September 27, 2017, South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life, in collaboration with the SSC Latino Center, held a very successful “D.A.C.A. Rally” to engage and inform our students and the community concerning the recent presidential recension of D.A.C.A. (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). Held in the Kindig Performing …

Steve Sherrell Art Exhibition Coming to South Suburban College’s Thiel & Photo Four Galleries October-November

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL –The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled 25 Years of Computer Art Exploration by Steve Sherrell. The exhibition will be on display in both the Dorothea Thiel and Photo Four Galleries October 23-November 17. On November 1, Mr. Sherrell will deliver a …

Casting Call for Rapunzel at SSC

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Children’s Theatre Company of South Suburban College announces open auditions for Michele L. Vacca’s “Rapunzel and the Frog Prince.” It’s a uniquely comical mashup that cleverly blends the two Grimm’s tales into one story. This isn’t your standard fairy tale! The auditions will take place on September 28 and 29, …

South Suburban College’s Fall 2017 Welcome Back Celebration

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Fall 2017 “Welcome Back Celebration” proved, once again, to be successful. Students, faculty, and staff from diverse backgrounds gathered in the newly remodeled SSC Courtyard for great food, good times, and relevant information to begin the school year. Students were treated to a bevy of giveaways including White …

Community Alert on DACA Decision

Dear Community Members, In light of President Trump’s decision on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), South Suburban College remains committed to serving and protecting our students. As always, we safeguard the privacy of our students, within the guidelines of the law. Please feel free to contact the South Suburban College Latino Help Center, …

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PAC Rats Spoof Hitchcock with “Wrong Window”

SOUTH HOLLAND – The PAC Rats Theatre Company of South Suburban College will present the comedy whodunit, “Wrong Window.” Performances will take place in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the main campus on September 15 and 22, 2017 at 7:30pm and September 16, 23 and 24, 2017 at 2:00pm. “Wrong Window” is the work …

Still Time to Register for Non-Credit Classes at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education is offering a variety of non-credit classes for friends and family of all ages and interests. Registration is still in progress for a wide range of classes including but not limited to: SAT/ACT Preparation, Grant Writing, Firearms Training, Dialysis Tech Basic Training, Spanish for …

Art Exhibition Coming to South Suburban College’s Thiel Gallery in September

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to present a solo exhibition entitled Silent Witnesses by Carmen Chami. The exhibition will be on display in the Dorothea Thiel Gallery September 6 – October 11. On September 21, Ms. Chami will deliver …

It’s Not Too Late to Register for Fall – Late Start Classes Coming to South Suburban College September 18

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Registration for the Fall Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of “Late Start” classes. Current and prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin the week of September 18, 2017 and later. Prospective students should get started with …

Artist Susan L. Moore Opens a Solo Exhibition “Light Rendering Space” in Photo Four Gallery of South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College is pleased to announce a special guest artist exhibition titled “Light Rendering Space,” by artist Susan L. Moore in the Photo Four Gallery from August 23th through October 5. The Photo Four Gallery is located in Room 4338 on the 4th Floor …

SSC Fall Open House a Success

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College hosted its 4th Annual Open House on Thursday, August 3rd from 4:30-7:00 p.m. with something for everyone. There was fun, excitement and a large dose of enthusiasm provided by college staff. The Open House, geared toward providing College information and pathways to successful careers, saw nearly 300 persons …

Free High School Equivalency & English as a Second Language Registration Days Coming Soon at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade. ABE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Many adults …

Extend Registration Services Hours

In order to serve your Fall registration needs, we have extended our Student Services hours! Dates and times listed below for Registration Services, Counseling, Financial Aid, Placement Testing and the Bookstore. Wednesday August 16th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Thursday August 17th 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Friday August 18th 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. …

Golf Outing to Support Bulldogs Baseball Program September 15

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The 2017-18 South Suburban College Baseball Team is hosting their 12th Annual Bulldog Baseball Golf Outing to raise funds for athletic equipment and travel costs for nationwide tournaments. The Bulldog Golf Outing will take place on Friday, September 15, 2017, at Lincolnshire Country Club, 390 E. Richton Road in Crete, Illinois, …

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Tom Dreesen to Perform Special “From Here to Hollywood” Show at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College alumnus Tom Dreesen is putting together an unforgettable show titled “From Here to Hollywood” to be held in the Kindig Performing Arts Center on the college’s main campus in South Holland. This special one-night show will take place on Saturday, September 23, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. in the …

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Upcoming Court Reporting Open House at SSC’s Oak Forest Center

OAK FOREST, IL–South Suburban College (SSC) is hosting a Court Reporting Open House on Thursday, July 27, 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m., in Oak Forest Center Room 5190. The Open House will showcase this profession which offers a wide-open job market and excellent income potential. Court reporting is an interesting, challenging career which offers a …

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South Suburban College Offering Speech Language Pathology Assistant Degree

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is offering an A.A.S. degree in the exciting field of Speech-Language Pathology Assistant (SPA). An SPA is an emerging paraprofessional support person who has completed the academic requirements of an accredited two-year program. They assist a certified Speech-Language Pathologist in treating people who have speech-language and communication disorders. …

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SSC Bulldog Athletes Receive NJCAA Academic Student-Athlete Awards

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Athletic Department is proud to announce that six individual student-athletes have received NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association) Academic Student-Athlete Awards for their academic achievements. Annie Zubek (softball) and Nate Montgomery (baseball) received NJCAA All-Academic Second Team: 3.80-3.99 GPA: 2016-17 academic year. Kaitlyn Augustine (softball), Hunter Kraynak …

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Mother and Son Graduate Together at SSC High School Equivalency Ceremony

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Like all spring High School Equivalency graduations at South Suburban College, this year’s ceremony marked the culminating event of an amazing educational journey. Clad in the traditional light blue caps and gowns and marching to Edward Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance, the graduates were led in the procession by South Suburban College’s …

SSC Offering Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College will be offering a Free Highway Construction Careers Training Program this summer at their Oak Forest Campus. Orientation and Assessment Testing will be June 20-22 at the Oak Forest Center, with the program set to begin on July 17, 2017. The Highway Construction Careers Training Program has been …

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South Suburban College Opens New Latino Help Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – In response to the growing Latino Community, South Suburban College has established the Latino Center for Information and Services. The Center is located in the Counseling Center Room 2350. The mission of the Center is to Help Latinos Achieve the Dream through education. Our Center. . . Provides excellent customer service …

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South Suburban College Presents Faculty Awards, Recognizes Retirees

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL–South Suburban College recently hosted their annual Spring Tea Awards to recognize employees’ years of service, retirements, and announce the Faculty Appreciation Awards. The SSC Faculty Appreciation Awards have now become an annual tradition under direction of college president Don Manning and vice president of academic services, Lynnette Stokes. “We have so many …

South Suburban College Recognizes High School Students at 10th Annual Video Competition

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC), with the assistance of Career Development Systems (CDS), hosted the 10th Annual South Suburban College Video Competition on Thursday, April 20, 2017, in the Kindig Performing Arts Center. The competition showcases talent from high schools as well as provides students with tours of the college’s facilities, including …

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STEM for Kids Summer Programs Coming to South Suburban College in June

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Continuing Education and STEM Department are partnering to offer courses to help fill the summer days with activities that will inspire and challenge kids and young adults. Explore various areas of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) utilizing tools available in the SouthWorks Maker Lab. Topics may …

College for Kids and Day Camp Programs Coming to South Suburban College This Summer

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Continuing Education Department is offering courses to help fill the summer days with activities that will entertain and challenge children and young adults. The College for Kids classes scheduled for this summer will begin the week of June 12 at SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. In addition, …

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South Suburban College Adult Volunteer Literacy Program Seeking Volunteer Tutors and Offering Free Services

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College is seeking tutors and participants for the Adult Volunteer Literacy Tutoring Program. The program is structured to train volunteers to become one-on-one tutors for adults in need of basic literacy skills. Instruction in basic literacy includes the development of phonetic reading skills combined with communication skills. SSC is …

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Free High School Equivalency & English Language Acquisition Registration Days Coming Soon at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Adult Education Department is offering a wide range of opportunities for adults to build the basic skills required for success. Adult Basic Education (ABE) helps men and women whose skill levels are below the ninth grade. ABE students improve their skills in Reading, Writing, and Mathematics. Many adults …

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SSC Hosts Cook County Department of Public Health In-Service

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – On March 15, 2017, the Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) hosted its’ annual all-staff meeting at South Suburban College where President Don Manning welcomed approximately 210 CCDPH staff members. This is the second year that CCDPH has hosted the meeting at South Suburban College. SSC’s partnership with Cook County …

SSC Bulldogs Finish 3rd in Nation

Pictured: SSC 2016-17 Bulldogs and Coach John Pigatti SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – It’s been another great year for the South Suburban College Bulldogs. It was the men’s basketball team’s 8th time at the national championship and they finished third in the country two years in a row. Congratulations to our entire team, coaches and assistants. …

South Suburban College to Host Live First District Court Oral Arguments at 4th Annual Law Day on May 2nd

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Legal Studies Department will host their fourth annual Law Day on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. This year’s event will feature a special live court case. Oral arguments for a real criminal First District Appellate Court case will be heard in the Performing Arts Center. This is a …

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South Suburban Earns #2 Seed at NJCAA Division II National Championship Tournament

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Men’s Basketball Team won the National Junior Conference Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division II Region IV-A Championship last Saturday. They defeated Carl Sandburg College by a score of 81-69. Sophomore guard Rasheide Bell was named MVP of the tournament. Sophomore guard Armon Benford and sophomore forward Anthony Harris …

“Recent Drawings” Art Exhibition by Gregg Hertzlieb on Display at South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The Art & Design Department of South Suburban College (SSC) is pleased to present a new exhibition located in the Dulgar Gallery on SSC’s Main Campus in South Holland. An exhibition of art works by Gregg Hertzlieb titled “Recent Drawings” is on display March 6 to April 21, 2017. There will …

Chicago Women’s Conference Star Award Winners Inspire Women to Excel

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Encouraging and supporting women is what The Chicago Women’s Conference is all about. The Star Awards, which will be presented at the Conference being held at South Suburban College on March 17, continues that theme by recognizing women for their outstanding leadership in business, community activities and/or education and encouragement of …

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Summer Classes at South Suburban College – 50% Discount for Summer Classes at Oak Forest Center for All Students

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Summer is a great time to take a few classes and our schedule will be available online at www.ssc.edu beginning Monday, March 6 at 8 a.m. with registration opening on Monday, March 20, 2017. Summer classes begin Monday, June 6th at the college’s Main Campus and Oak Forest Center. Don’t wait; …

SSC Opens New Reading Center

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College was the proud host of the grand opening of their new Reading Center. The center, funded in part with federal grant funds, is the result of a collaborative initiative to increase student retention and strengthen academic progress. Assistant Vice-President of Academic Services and Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Ron Kawanna, …

2017 Chicago Women’s Conference & Expo Coming to SSC on March 17th

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College (SSC) proudly announces Caprice O’Bryant as the Keynote Speaker for the 2017 Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 17th located at the college’s Main Campus in South Holland, Illinois. This year’s theme “You Can!” marks the 9th annual event planned through the college’s Business and Career Institute (BCI). …

South Suburban College and Thornton Township Partner To Provide Education and Training for Residents

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College and Thornton Township have pooled resources to help residents with training and job opportunities. This collaboration has saved taxpayer dollars by helping clients get off of General Assistance and into gainful employment. For the past 18 months, residents have received almost 7,000 hours of training, resulting in at …

African American History Month Programs Coming To South Suburban College

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – South Suburban College’s Office of Student Life & Leadership presents four programs open to the public at no charge in honor of African American History Month. Poetry Slam and Open Mike w/Jus Words Date: Wednesday, February 8, 2017 Time: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Place: SSC Cafeteria SSC welcomes Chicago Author, …

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It’s Not Too Late to Register for Spring – Late Start Classes Coming to South Suburban College in February

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – Registration for the 2017 Spring Semester at South Suburban College is still in progress for a wide range of “Late Start” classes. Current and prospective students are encouraged to register soon for these 12-week courses, set to begin February 13 and later. Prospective students should get started with the Online Application …

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Breakfast with BCI Workshop Presents – HR Essentials for Small Businesses

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Business & Career Institute (BCI) presents a Breakfast with BCI Workshop titled HR Essentials for Small Businesses, on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., with check-in and continental breakfast to begin at 8:45 a.m. This workshop will be held in the South Suburban …

South Suburban College Seeks Star Awards Nominations

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – SSC will be holding its 9th Annual Chicago Women’s Conference on Friday, March 17. This will be our second year of presenting the STAR AWARDS and we are seeking nominations. The Star Awards recognize the accomplishments of fabulous women and encourage other women to also be STARS. The application deadline is …